Woodbury Wide Awake
Festival inspired by William Keble Martin
"Nature to me was beautiful ... great emphasis is laid on the truth
that every aspect of creation is good and beautiful"
This festival throughout 2019 in the Parish of Woodbury, Devon, UK,
is inspired by former local resident and renowned botanist
Reverend William Keble Martin.
He was the author and illustrator of the best-selling book
The Concise British Flora in Colour (1965),
and died in the parish 50 years ago in 1969.
A series of events and projects will explore
Keble Martin's life, work and legacy;
also the natural environment locally
and changes that have occurred in it over the last 50 years,
and environmental challenges for the future.
Events will include natural history walks and talks, wildflower-planting,
storytelling, two exhibitions and a specially commissioned concert.
Arts workshops will include nature writing and wildflower painting.
Woodbury Tuesday Coffee Mornings,
and to the many individual donors for financial support.
Also for the participation and support of the parish churches of Woodbury, Woodbury Salterton and Exton;
of the primary schools in Woodbury and Woodbury Salterton;
and Woodbury Landscape History Group;
many individuals, and enthusiastic volunteers, speakers,
facilitators, guides, and creatives;
and last but not least the steering group members.